David Scott is from Dublin, though considers Boyle his second home. His grandfather was born and raised in Boyle, and David spent every Easter and summer of his childhood here. He studied singing with Emmanuel Lawler in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, graduating with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music Degree. He was the featured soloist in RTÉ Lyric FM’s feature “WB Yeats: Words for Music Perhaps”, and is a soloist on the recently released CD “Beethoven’s Irish Songs Revisited”.
His solo Oratorio performances include the Baritone Solos of Fauré’s Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G and Carmina Burana, as well as Bass solos of Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb. He has also performed the Bass Solo of Handel’s Messiah with the Project Messiah Chorus, Orchestra of Saint Cecilia and the Marlborough Orchestra. His Opera roles include Joseph Beuys in the world premiere of Andrew Synott’s opera ‘Breakdown’, Jupiter in ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’, Aeneas in ‘Dido and Aeneas’, and Baron Duophol in ‘La Traviata’. With Opera Theatre Company he covered the role of Guglielmo in Così Fan Tutte, and with Wide Open Opera he covered Chou En Lai in ‘Nixon in China’ and Figaro in ‘The Barber of Seville’, performing with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the Wexford Festival Orchestra.
David is accompanied by Mary Scarlett, who is in constant demand as an accompanist for singers, instrumentalists, ensembles, choral and musical societies.